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April 2019

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Artist:
Title:
The Constant Passage Of Time
Release Date: 04/19/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (A15) $15.98 

Laurie Antonioli is one of the era's definitive jazz vocalists, but she's got a little rock 'n' roll in her soul too. Her new album expands her creative purview with an emotionally trenchant program focusing on her collaborations with state-of-the-art jazz composers - including Russell Ferrante and Nguyên Lê - and new arrangements of songs by iconic singer/songwriters Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and Sheryl Crow. "The Constant Passage of Time" is her 7th album overall and 3rd created with her American Dreams band, a superlative quintet featuring saxophonist Sheldon Brown, guitarist Dave MacNab, pianist Matt Clark, drummer Jason Lewis, and bassist/recording engineer Dan Feiszli. The arrangements cover a lot of gripping musical ground, making particularly brilliant use of Brown's bass clarinet and the stinging fretwork of MacNab.

Artist:
Title:
Riding With The King
Release Date: 06/06/2014
Format: BX
List Price: (B36) $36.98 

Reissue.

Artist:
Title:
The F-files
Release Date: 06/13/2018
Format: CD
List Price: (B28) $28.98 

The Meteors dark lord, "Fendermaster" and Psychobilly founder P. PAUL FENECH presents 4 years after ,I, Monster" his brand new solo album called ,The F-Files"! When he made his first solo album "The Rockin' Dead", way back in 1992, it was just a way to release some songs that were never quite 100% Psychobilly and thus never suitable for release as THE METEORS. Moreover, Fenech tells us that ,I never really thought much more of it... but here I am on my 10th solo album (not counting the double compilation of "The Worst of PPF666"). On this album you will find all the twists and turns plus a host of great guests. Also some weird and wonderful surprises along with a great, dark RnR feel." 6-page Digipak CD Limited To 1,000 Copies.

Artist:
Title:
To Deaf And Day
Release Date: 06/13/2018
Format: CD
List Price: (B14) $14.98 

Glaare is a three-piece post-punk band from Los Angeles. Cherry picking the best elements of darkwave, dream pop and goth-rock, they have been a burgeoning force in the LA scene since their formation in 2012. In a scene where style often blurs out substance, Glaare meticulously craft real songs with real hooks and intricate yet subtle arrangements. Glaare is the brainchild of Rachael Pierce, Cameron Carlin and Brandon Pierce. Brandon, a former and founding member of LA heavy prog dreamers Ancestors, has also done time in Buried at Sea, Deth Crux, Night Horse and Portland's Soft Kill, with whom he recently completed a US tour with The Chameleons.

Artist:
Title:
The Jacquet Files, Volume 10 (big Band Live At The Village Vanguard 1987)
Release Date: 04/19/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (A14) $14.98 

(20% DICSOUNT THRU 4-26-19)In 1981 Tenor Sax legend Illinois Jacquet pursued his career-long dream of assembling a truly great big jazz band in the tradition of his mentors, Count Basie and Lionel Hampton, bands with whom he recorded and toured in his youth. He would apply all the wisdom and experience he gleaned as their sideman, as well as from his years of leadership over his many small groups, and would include songs he made famous with his "little big band" of the 1940s. The Illinois Jacquet Big Band was filled with luminaries and young stars, but unfortunately would only record one studio album entitled "Jacquet's Got It" on Atlantic Records, in 1987. Here we have a very early snapshot of what that band was like at the world famous Village Vanguard club in 1987, New York City. This is the third time Jacquet had played the Vanguard, and had previously broken attendance records in the club with what seemed to be a guerrilla marketing campaign in the streets of NYC in order to launch the debut of his Big Band. Some NYC Jazz fans may recall flyers being distributed all over town, especially in the Times Square area, revealing that the "missing in action" Jazz Legend Illinois Jacquet was indeed "back" with a full 15 piece Big Band on tow. Well, the promotions worked effectively, announcing that "The King" was back to take the jazz world by storm! This is the band after returning from their first major European tour for five weeks during the Summer of 1987, and their last engagement before hitting the studio to record "Jacquet's Got It" for Atlantic Records. As listeners will easily hear, this band rocked the house, and swung hard! Illinois himself is in rare form, playing soulfully and strong, ripping through all his classics with fervor and fire. These wonderful arrangements are mostly by the pen of Eddie Barefield, Wild Bill Davis, Phil Wilson, and Jimmy Mundy. Featured here within the band are veterans such as Irvin Stokes, Art Baron, Rodney Richardson, Johnny Grimes, Eddie Preston, Richard Wyands, Eddie Barefield, Rudy Rutherford, Babe Clarke, and the great Cecil Payne; as well as young lions such as Duffy Jackson, Frank Lacy, Henry Scott and Joey Cavaseno. Young Joey Cavaseno, who now has moved up to what will become a full-time position as lead alto with the band, who has now gained Jacquet's trust, brings in two new excellent young talents in the form of high-note specialist Henry Scott on trumpet, and trombonist Frank Lacy on trombone, working that plunger as well as swinging hard. Ate Baron of Ellington fame, rocks "You Got It" with his plunger skill and soul. This performance also features a very relaxed and deeper Jacquet than on most of his recordings; including a funny moment when Jacquet admonishes a patron who is smoking too close to the bandstand, to extinguish their cigarettes. We hope you will enjoy!

Artist:
Title:
Glass Bead Games
Release Date: 04/19/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B64) $64.98 

(2-LP set) Glass Bead Games is full of revelations at many levels. First, the decade of the 1970s did produce genuinely creative, "human" new music flowing from the jazz mainstream; second, Bill Lee was more than Spike's dad: he was a superlative bassist, a team player of the first order, a powerful catalyst who, if anything, deserves to be better known than his son; third, Billy Higgins was, as so many musicians insist, a once-in-a-lifetime drummer&emdash;the bellows inspiriting the collective flame.

Artist:
Title:
Ontology
Release Date: 04/19/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (A15) $15.98 

While looking through songbooks of traditional Galician music, Spanish saxophonist Xose Miguelez happened upon a recording by the ethnic musicologist Dorothé Schubart of a ballad, sung by his own Great-Aunt Amparo almost 40 years ago in Cerdedelo-Laza, a beautiful village hidden in the Galician hills. All of the compositions on "Ontology" come from a four-note motif at the beginning of that ballad. The idea came from Kansas City saxophonist Matt Otto, a friend and mentor to Xose and the producer of this recording. Though through the sounds of this dynamic, modern jazz quartet it may be difficult to discern the four-note motif, it is the very root and inspiration of this work. Listen to the end to hear Great-Aunt Amparo sing her song.

Artist:
Title:
Music To Practice Safe Sex To
Release Date: 01/13/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B15) $15.98 

Formed out of the ashes of hopelessness and toxic friendships, Pool Kids, led by multi-instrumentalist Christine Goodwyne, displays an impressive technical precision, highlighted by searing guitar riffs and a dynamic lyrical prowess. On the Tallahassee, Florida quartet's debut full-length, Music to Practice Safe Sex, the record to dives into themes of betrayal and recovery, highlighted by genre-defying elements of math-rock, art-rock, and an abundance of passion.

Artist:
Title:
Bluesology
Release Date: 04/05/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Freddy Robinson had only recently been signed to Enterprise, the Stax subsidiary, when the company began wrapping up its operations in the mid-'70s. Many of his fine sessions were consequently consigned to the vaults. Those that had been released were never given the attention they deserved - a story common to some of the most exhilarating Ace reissues. Ace sets the record straight with this carefully compiled CD which mixes 11 tracks from both his Enterprise LPs ("At The Drive In" and "Off The Cuff") with 9 previously unissued titles. (Previously deleted: 1/1/17. Original release date: 11/4/05)

Artist:
Title:
Minerva
Release Date: 04/19/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (A15) $15.98 

Presented with a University of Oregon Faculty Excellence Award in 2016, saxophonist Idit Shner chose to invest that award in the creation of new compositions for saxophone. Participating in both individual and group commissioning efforts, this recording was programmed from that collection of ten new works by long established composers, such as Chicago's Stacy Garrop, to several more diverse and emerging voices, including Ziv Slama from Israel and the Oregon-based Andrea Reinkemeyer and Evan C. Paul. With pianist EunHye Choi, Shner performed several concerts with each of these pieces to enthusiastic response, forming the belief that while obvious audience favorites, they also represent a substantial contribution to current saxophone literature.

Artist:
Title:
70 Birthday Bash
Release Date: 04/19/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

(2-CD set) Hans Theesink's 70th birthday bash featured many friends including Blind Boys Of Alabama, Ernst Molden, Jon Sass, Dorretta Carter, Champagne Charlie and many others.

Artist:
Title:
70 Birthday Bash
Release Date: 04/19/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (A21) $21.98 

Hans Theesink's 70th birthday bash featured many friends including Ernst Molden, Jon Sass, Dorretta Carter, Champagne Charlie and many others.

Artist:
Title:
All Stars
Release Date: 04/19/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B44) $44.98 

This was Charles Tolliver’s first album as a leader. The setting is unique only because his second Freedom-Black Lion album “The Ringer” and all of his subsequent albums on Strata-East featured his quartet Music Inc. with pianist Stanley Cowell. Here he is surrounded in quartet and quintet formats with a truly stellar cast of the leading players on the New York jazz scene. Charles plays the role of leader, composer and trumpeter. But it is surely that last role that deserves the most attention. The trumpet is a brass instrument that leans toward a hard sound and staccato phrasing. Yet Tolliver is the quintessence of fluidity. While it may be undeniable that he has learned from his musical heritage and past trumpet masters, a trumpeter of such flow, tone, control, lyricism and creativity is, by definition, a major musician.

Artist:
Title:
The Elephant Vanishes: Jazz Interpretations Of The Short Stories Of Haruki Murakami
Release Date: 04/19/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (A15) $15.98 

With haunting, memorable melodies, the combination of writer Haruki Murakami's influence and bassist Fumi Tomita's compositions is a bold statement of Asian-American identity. "The Elephant Vanishes" interprets seven short stories by the Japanese author that draw on themes of despair, loneliness, disconnection, and self-discovery. Equally prominent are the Western pop culture references and magical elements that decorate each story. Along with saxophonist Jason Rigby, guitarist Mike Baggetta, pianist Art Hirahara and drummer Mark Micklethwaite, Tomita reimagines Murakami's literary themes, transforming them into rich musical landscapes. Active in New York City for fifteen years, Tomita is currently on the faculty at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Artist:
Title:
Califia - The Songs Of Lee Hazelwood
Release Date: 04/05/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Comprising familiar Lee Hazlewood fan favourites and scarcer titles in equal measure, the set spans Sanford Clark’s Top 10 hit of 1956 ‘The Fool’ (built on a memorable contribution from guitar wizard Al Casey) to 1970’s German language interpretation of ‘And I Loved You Then’ by transcontinental pop princess Peggy March (a song familiar to buffs via Lee's recording on his “13” LP). No such compilation would be complete without Nancy Sinatra and axe-meisters Duane Eddy and Al Casey, with each of whom Lee was inextricably linked. They’re all here. Hazlewood mavens should lap up the titles by the Darlenes, the Hondas, Rose & the Heavenly Tones (produced by Sly Stone, no less) and Lee’s frequent collaborator Suzi Jane Hokom (who gets two collectable cuts, including a duet with him), each of which is new to CD.

Artist:
Title:
Vessel Of Light
Release Date: 12/13/2017
Format: CD
List Price: (B19) $19.98 

Dan Lorenzo (Hades, Non-Fiction, The Cursed) teamed up with Nathan Opposition (Ancient VVisdom) to form a musical project called Vessel Of Light.

Artist:
Title:
Day Of Reckoning
Release Date: 04/19/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (A15) $15.98 

For his fifth recording as a leader, San Francisco Bay-Area saxophonist Dann Zinn presents his stellar quartet in a performance of nine new original compositions along with a moving version of the classic ballad, "Blame It On My Youth." With Taylor Eigsti on piano, bassist Zach Ostroff and Mark Ferber on drums, Zinn's playing is energetic, virtuosic, and passionate. Recorded in the final weeks of the legendary Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA, the band captured the sounds and clarity of the studio along with the passionate energy the group brings to a live gig, creating a listening experience that "exemplifies Zinn's gift for marrying eminently memorable themes to entrancing rhythms." "Dann Zinn is a game changer who is taking jazz in new directions." - Stanford Jazz.


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